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The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.


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Vermont Railroads Collection
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Central Vermont locomotive 5810 on turntable, with repair shop in the background.
Topics: Central Vermont Railway Co., Railroad repair shops, Vermont
Source: Gift of Warren Dodgson
Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine Collection
by Charles Stuart Kennedy, Thomas Carlyle Jones
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Oral history of Thomas Carlyle Jones, chief of Veterinary Pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and a leading force in the establishment of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Recorded March 17, 1992.
Topics: oral history, T.C. Jones, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, veterinary medicine, veterinary...
Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine Collection
by Charles Stuart Kennedy, Sharon Weiss
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Oral History of Sharon Weiss, MD, assistant chair and then chair of Soft Tissue Pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Recorded March 16, 1992.
Topics: pathology, oral history, soft tissue pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, AFIP
Storefront Façade
by James Keyden Cathcart, Frank Fantauzzi,Terrence Van Elslander
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In  Unprojected Habit , James Keyden Cathcart, Frank Fantauzzi and Terrence Van Elslander installed five functioning portable toilets directly into Storefront’s facade. Normally used at construction sites and fairgrounds, these prefabricated metal units were accessible from the street, while their bodies, together with the fragments of the removed facade, projected into the exhibition space. The role of the gallery was inverted: the general public became the user/ viewer, while the...
Topic: Unprojected Habit
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Central Vermont Railway caboose 4014
Topics: Central Vermont Railway Co., Cabooses (Railroads)
Source: Gift of Warren Dodgson
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 1992 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 31, 1992 Pressure Buildings and Blackouts  is Mark West's site-specific installation that engages with Storefront’s gallery space, its façade, and the street. Employing a technique in casting concrete with tension membranes, West created a series of sensual, organic concrete forms that extended onto the street via specially-carved openings in the gallery’s façade. These experiments allude to an entirely new, unexplored territory of...
Topics: Installation, Façade, Street, Membrane, Concrete, Organic, Drawings, Collages, Photographs
Vermont Railroads Collection
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The former Brainard station on the Corkscrew Division of the Rutland Railroad, southeast of Albany.
Topics: Railroad stations, New York, Brainard
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Storefront Façade
by Jan Kaplicky,Amanda Levete
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Headed by Jan Kaplicky and Amanda Levete, London-based architecture practice Future Systems explored the application of advanced and adaptive technology in architecture. Influenced by the automotive, marine, aviation and space industries, Future Systems envisaged a new generation of ecological architecture defined by its versatility, efficiency and performance. Merging technology with organicism, their projects utilized advanced industrial materials such as satinised light-reflectors, PVC...
Topic: Future Systems
SATURDAY MARCH 21, 1992 – SATURDAY APRIL 25, 1992 Memory of the Future  presents two major projects by Austrian architect Gunther Domenig: the Steinhaus in Steindorf and the Funder Factory. The presented materials are drawings, photographs, models, and video documentation of the construction sites. 
Topics: Austrian, Drawings, Photographs, Models, Videos, Construction Site
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Central Vermont caboose 4045 at convention of the Central Vermont Railway Historical Society.
Topics: Cabooses (Railroads), Central Vermont Railway Co.
Source: Gift of Warren Dodgson